This week we're discussing sepsis, a major complication of infection (from bacteria AND viruses) which can lead to multiple organ failure and death. Following on from the first two episodes in this series, influenza virus in one such infection that can lead to sepsis.
The only treatments for sepsis are indirect drugs that target the cause of infection – fine when good drugs are available, but this isn’t the case for all pathogens.
In this episode Connor and Jack are joined by Dr Kenny Baillie from the University of Edinburgh, who explains how it could be patients’ own DNA which holds the key to targeting sepsis directly.
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